The Classical Civilisation at Birkbeck, University of London starts with a broadly chronological introduction to the classical world, from the archaic Mediterranean to the early Christian Roman Empire. You will explore politics and culture, religion, sex and sexuality, the writing of history, and the reception of classical culture in the modern world, particularly the meanings that have been attached to the classical past, which is a particular research strength in the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology.
You will also have the opportunity to study Greek or Latin from beginners’ to advanced level, while a wide range of option modules allow you to explore and expand your interests more fully. You will receive training in research methods and techniques, which will give you the confidence and skills to research and write a dissertation on a subject of particular interest to you, with guidance and supervision from one of our academic experts.
Careers and Employability
Graduates can pursue a career in museums or galleries, research and archiving, or education. Possible professions include heritage manager, higher education lecturer, museum/gallery curator, or newspaper journalist. This degree can also be useful in a variety of roles within the fields of education and local or national government, such as secondary school teacher or Civil Service fast streamer.
- Athens: Material Culture Approaches to the Classical City
- From temples to museums: post-classical encounters with classical antiquities
- Mapping the Middle Ages, from Ptolemy to Planoudes (c. 150-1500)
- Money and Empire c. 300-c. 800
- Rome in Britain: Receptions of Antiquity and the Grand Tour
- The City of Rome: Ancient to Medieval
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies History General Studies & Classics View 114 other Masters in General Studies & Classics in United Kingdom
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- A second-class honours degree (2:2) or above in an arts subject. No previous knowledge of Greek or Latin is required.
- We will also normally consider social science and science graduates, and applicants with other qualifications.
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- English proficiency
International16380 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16380 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9030 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9030 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Part-time home students: £4515 pa
- Part-time international students: £8190 pa
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